TC Marcia crossed the central Queensland coast as a Severe Tropical Cyclone, Category 5
On 18 February 2015 the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) declared a cyclone watch for a developing tropical low in the Coral Sea off the coast of North Queensland. Tropical Cyclone (TC) Marcia was
announced on Thursday, 18 February 2015.
The low initially tracked eastward before turning and developing into a tropical cyclone, taking a south-westerly path while intensifying to cross the coast as a category 5 Severe Tropical
Cyclone at Shoalwater Bay at approximately 08:00 (EST) 20 February. TC Marcia continued to track south over the following days, deteriorating to a low and then travelling off-shore from south